I am writing this blog to myself because this is an area I am struggling with at the moment. I am spending time seeking wisdom from people I trust, encouragement from those who believe in me, and praying about the huge dreams that I can’t possibly imagine doing. Do you have a huge dream in […]
You know that feeling you get when you are really looking forward to something? You anticipate it all week, plan for it, think about it, tell people about it. As it gets closer, you start to get excited, you start to count the days and then the hours until finally the time arrives. Do you […]
If you regularly follow Essential Hope or Hope Images, you will know I have spent the last couple of weeks in Tasmania with family. Tasmania is a beautiful state, and there are so many incredible things to see. Each time I visit, I seem to come back with a longer list of must-sees than the […]
I am learning more and more to focus on the moments and the people. As my parents, children and I get older;
It is really on my heart to share openly and honestly with people about where I am at at any given time. I want to be able to inspire hope but also be honest about the times that I don’t quite have it together. Aside from anything else, they are the times I tend to learn the […]
Ultimately my flawed view of God was the reason I was unable to give him control over every area in my life.
It is about time alone, recharging, creating and seeing the beauty that surrounds us. This time helps me to remember how blessed I am even in the midst of tough circumstances
Sometimes, I do feel like the wider community is better at sitting in the ruins with someone and just being there in the pain.
The longer I stand there, the colder I get, and I lose the battle in my head before the physical experience of swimming has happened.
Recently something that God has really been challenging me about is speaking life. We can not only speak life, but we can also speak death. Proverbs 18:21 says that the tongue has the power of life and death. What Are You Thinking? Do any of these phrases sound familiar? I will never get that promotion; […]